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  • Never Shut Up

  • The Life, Opinions, and Unexpected Adventures of an NFL Outlier
  • By: Marcellus Wiley
  • Narrated by: Marcellus Wiley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60

Marcellus Wiley has never had a problem expressing his opinion, whether it was growing up in Compton with a football tucked under his arm, or going to college at Columbia University, where he learned to survive Advanced Calculus and self-important pseudo-intellectuals. Or making it to the NFL against all odds, where he put together a 10-year career of massive paydays, massive painkillers, and massive sacks of everyone from Steve Young to Peyton Manning. Now, in Never Shut Up, Wiley doesn't hold back as he goes off on everything that's controversial with the game today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never Shut Up‼️The Audible is Bomb💫

  • By Kellie Batiste on 12-01-18

Well the story was good.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-18

This would have been a great book. Using F bombs to tell your story is bit much. I appreciate where you are coming from, what you over came and the success you made for self. But dude it seemed like there was a f bomb in every paragraph.

  • Never Look at the Empty Seats

  • A Memoir
  • By: Charlie Daniels
  • Narrated by: Charlie Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 305

Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America's musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. Listeners will experience a soft, personal side of Charlie Daniels that has never before been documented. In his own words, he presents the path from his post-Depression childhood to performing for millions as one of the most successful country acts of all time and what he has learned along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like a Rocking Chair on Charlie's Front porch.

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-07-17

If you’re a fan you need to read this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-18

As the Charlie Daniels fan this was a great behind the scenes look at the career of one of the countries greatest musicians from the early days clear up to the present. Also like the added touch of the book being read by Charlie Daniels. Highly recommend

  • Fanatical Prospecting

  • The Ultimate Guide for Starting Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, E-Mail, and Cold Calling
  • By: Jeb Blount
  • Narrated by: Jeb Blount, Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,645
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,179

Fanatical Prospecting gives salespeople, sales leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives a practical, eye-opening guide that clearly explains the why and how behind the most important activity in sales and business development: prospecting. The brutal fact is that the number one reason for failure in sales is an empty pipe, and the root cause of an empty pipeline is the failure to consistently prospect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fanatically impressed!

  • By Michael on 08-17-16

Career changing

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-18

If i would have had this book 20 years ago, my learning curve would have been much better. But even after 20 years i learned so much that I am off to a get year. A must read for anyone in sales.

  • The Leader's Bookshelf

  • By: R. Manning Ancell, ADM. James Stavridis USN (Ret.)
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

For the last several years Adm. James Stavridis and his co-author, R. Manning Ancell, have surveyed over 200 active and retired four-star military officers about their reading habits and favorite books, asking each for a list of titles that strongly influenced their leadership skills and provided them with special insights that helped propel them to success in spite of the many demanding challenges they faced. The Leader's Bookshelf synthesizes their responses to identify the top 50 books that can help virtually anyone become a better leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Start here.

  • By Bennett M. on 01-04-18

If you like civil war history this is a must read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-18

It is on the list of one of the books to read from the Leader’s Bookshelf by Adm. James Stavridis

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Thinking in Bets

  • Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
  • By: Annie Duke
  • Narrated by: Annie Duke
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103

In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a handing off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted, and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck? Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights on improving decision making

  • By Marcus Bircher on 02-09-18

Very interesting read

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Annie has a very interesting perspective on how to make decisions. I enjoyed her insight. It is a good book. What to bet on it?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Killer Angels

  • The Classic Novel of the Civil War
  • By: Michael Shaara
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,297

After 30 years and with three million copies in print, Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War classic, The Killer Angels, remains as vivid and powerful as the day it was originally published.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!!

  • By Joel D Offenberg on 12-27-09

Well done

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-18

Made the list of top fiction books in the Leader’s Bookshelf. Very well done. If you like history you will like this book.

  • The Sales Survival Handbook

  • Cold Calls, Commissions, and Caffeine Addiction - The Real Truth About Life in Sales
  • By: Ken Kupchik, Jeb Blount - foreword
  • Narrated by: Scott Merriman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Working in sales, you have the opportunity to make more money and drink more coffee than you ever thought possible! You also get these bonus benefits: customers who lie to your face, quotas that change as soon as you hit them, management that puts soul-crushing demands on you to produce...and so much pressure you're likely to experience PSSD (Post Sales Stress Disorder).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do yourself a favor and buy this book

  • By David Moore on 02-09-19

So True

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-17

This book is a must read for the career sales person. I laughed. I know everyone that is described in the book

  • Chase the Lion

  • If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small
  • By: Mark Batterson
  • Narrated by: Mark Batterson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030

Chase the Lion is more than a catch phrase; it’s a radically different approach to life. It’s only when we stop fearing failure that we can fully seize opportunity by the mane. With grit and gusto, New York Times best-selling author Mark Batterson delivers a bold message to everyone with a big dream. This is a wake-up call to stop living as if the purpose of life was to simply arrive safely at death. Our dreams should scare us. They should be so big that without God they would be impossible to achieve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Reveling!

  • By Melissa on 11-30-16

Cut down the tree

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-16

What made the experience of listening to Chase the Lion the most enjoyable?

Mark has a passion for growrh

What other book might you compare Chase the Lion to and why?

All in

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Cut off tthe limb and watch the tree fall. Now that is faith

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • When to Rob a Bank

  • ...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants
  • By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner, Steven D. Levitt, Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,054
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,042

When Freakonomics was initially published, the authors started a blog - and they've kept it up. The writing is more casual, more personal, even more outlandish than in their books.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • this book is free on the blog and podcast.

  • By Spencer on 05-12-15

As Always very thought provoking.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-15

What did you love best about When to Rob a Bank?

Levitt and Dubner make you think. The book flows very well.

  • A Trip Around the Sun

  • Turning Your Everyday Life into the Adventure of a Lifetime
  • By: Mark Batterson, Richard Foth, Susanna Foth Aughtmon
  • Narrated by: Mark Batterson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 65

What happens when we take Jesus at his word when he says, "I have come that you might have life and have it to the full?" New York Times best-selling author Mark Batterson and his mentor, Richard Foth, have done just that with their lives - and in A Trip Around the Sun, they show listeners how they too can experience their life and faith as the ultimate adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth every minute

  • By Leslie on 01-23-16

Not the best Batterson book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-15

What made the experience of listening to A Trip Around the Sun the most enjoyable?

It was an okay listen. Not as good as Mark Batterson's other books.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful